Painful moment when man mistakes coffee pot for hand sanitizer in the Brazilian supermarket and burns his hand
- Surveillance video captured the moment a man burned his hand when he confused coffee with hand sanitizer at a store in Paraná, Brazil last Friday
- He put his hand under the dispenser before shaking him in pain as the hot coffee poured out
- The World Health Organization recommends the use of hand sanitizer and soap and water as protective measures against the spread of the coronavirus
- The deadly virus has caused at least 22,184 deaths and infected more than 490,000 people worldwide
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A man trying to protect himself from coronavirus received a painful shock when he thought a hand sanitizer dispenser was a hot coffee pot.
Security camera footage captured the unfortunate mistake in a supermarket in the southern Brazilian state of Paraná last Friday.
After entering the store, the man went straight to a stand and put his right hand under the dispenser, planning to disinfect himself.
But the man continues to shake his hand in pain after the roasting hot coffee was poured on his hands.
A man in a store in southeastern Brazil tries to clean his hands with hand sanitizer gel before burning his hand with coffee
Surveillance video in a store in Brazil recorded the moment a customer burned his hand confusing coffee with hand sanitizer
He is then seen shaking his head and looking around to make sure no one else has seen the embarrassing blunder.
The blunder might have given the man a red face, but his intentions were in the right place.
The World Health Organization advises the public to regularly wash their hands with soap and water or clean their hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to prevent the spread of the coronavirus
The WHO also says that people should not touch their eyes, nose and mouth because it can be easily infected.
The health experts say to cover the mouth and nose with the inside of the elbow or by using a tissue for sneezing and coughing.
The deadly disease has killed at least 22,184 people and infected more than 490,000 people around the world since Wednesday.
Brazil’s health ministry said it recorded 61 deaths and 2,589 confirmed cases from the coronavirus pandemic.
The health-conscious man looked around to make sure no one witnessed the mistake he made when pressing a coffee dispenser, thinking it was actually filled with hand sanitizer